His Royal Highness will attend the UN Development Programmes (UNDP) 50th anniversary Global Goals Gala. The event will take place at Phillips, 450 Park Avenue in Manhattan, on the evening of Monday, December 5. The host committee includes three current UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, and actors Connie Britton and Michelle Yeoh. These ambassadors and other influencers will help highlight UNDP’s work around the globe, introduce honorees and appoint a new UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, a high-profile actor/activist whose identity will be kept under wraps until shortly before the event.
More information on UNDP’s website.
On Tuesday 6 December the Crown Prince is attending the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting, to support communities to build their own pathways to progress. HRH Crown Prince Haakon will give remarks together with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. Read the speech given by the Crown Prince here. More information on the Awards here. He will also meet other UN leaders, amongst others Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.
On Wednesday 7 December Crown prince Haakon is attending an event on Reaching the Furthest Behind First: Implementing the 2030 Agenda, at the International Peace Institute (IPI). Introductory remarks will be delivered by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince of Norway and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. More information on the event here. Read the Crown Prince's welcoming remarks here.
UN Development Programme (UNDP), which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, works in more than 170 countries. The organization's efforts to eradicate poverty has helped to improve the lives of millions of people. UNDP cooperates with countries worldwide to help achieve the 17 sustainability objectives to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and tackle the effects of climate change by 2030. The Crown Prince was appointed goodwill ambassador for the UN Development Programme in 2003. The Crown Prince has particularly focused on the United Nations match against poverty, and visited a number of countries in his role as ambassador for the United Nations.
Watch the Crown Prince talk about his involvment for UNDP here: